Stanford University

Charter school

Study: Poor, minority students see biggest advantages from charter schools; general gains seen

(AP) – A study on charter schools finds they tend to benefit students from poor families, black students and Hispanic English-language learners more than peers in other groups.   The study from the Center for Research […]

06/25/2013

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg advises grads on immigration reform

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) – New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg used his platform as Stanford University’s commencement speaker on Sunday to lobby for an immigration reform plan that allows foreign students to remain in the […]

06/16/2013

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Stanford University is 1st college to raise $1B

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stanford University has set a new record for college fundraising, becoming the first school to collect more than $1 billion in a single year, according to a report released Wednesday.

02/20/2013

Cancer-drugs

Study ties drug shortage to poorer cancer survival

(AP) – Young cancer patients who couldn’t get a key medicine because of a national drug shortage were more likely to suffer a relapse than others who were able to get the preferred treatment, doctors report.

12/26/2012

Telepresence robots let employees ‘beam’ into work

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Engineer Dallas Goecker attends meetings, jokes with colleagues and roams the office building just like other employees at his company in Silicon Valley.

12/23/2012

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Molten gold signals revival in Calif’s Mother Lode

(AP) – With the price of the metal near historic highs, hovering around $1,700 an ounce, the first large-scale hard rock gold mining operation in a half-century is coming back to life. Miners are digging in eight historic mines near Sacramento.

12/17/2012

Pediatricians offer first report on organic foods

CHICAGO (AP) – The nation’s leading pediatricians group is offering its first advice on organic fruits and vegetables for children. The American Academy of Pediatrics says parents who want to reduce their kids’ exposure to […]

10/22/2012

How the tabby got its stripes: It's in the genes

NEW YORK (AP) – How does a tabby cat earn its stripes? With the right DNA. Scientists say they’ve found the gene that sets the common tabby pattern – stripes or blotches. It’s one of […]

09/20/2012

Trojan troubles

USC is picking up the pieces after the loss to Stanford. Trojans quarterback Matt Barkley will end his career 0-and-4 against the Cardinal.  And they are piling on nationally. The Website Fark had this headline: […]

09/18/2012

Study questions how much better organic food is

WASHINGTON (AP) – A new study finds little evidence that organic food is much healthier than conventionally grown food. Researchers at Stanford University report that eating organic fruits and vegetables can lower exposure to pesticides. […]

09/04/2012

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